NPC Admissions Policies

Any person meeting one of the following criteria may be granted admission to Northland Pioneer College.

Admission of Regular Students

  1. Graduate of a high school that is accredited by a regional
    accrediting association as defined by the United States Office
    of Education or approved by a state board of education or
    other appropriate state educational agency.
  2. Recipient of a high school certificate of equivalency (GED).
  3. 18 years of age or older and demonstrates evidence of potential
    success in the community college.
  4. Transfer student in good standing from another college
    or university.

Admission of Students Under 18 Years of Age

  1. Any applicant who is under age 18 and has achieved the following test score:
    1. SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) composite (verbal and math) score of 930
    2. ACT (American College Test) composite score of 22.
    3. Completion of the college placement test.
    4. A passing score on the relevant portions of the high school AZ Merit test.
  2. No student under age 18 with a satisfactory SAT or ACT score shall be denied admission because of age, lack of a high school diploma or high school certificate of equivalency, grade in school, lack of permission of school officials or lack of concurrent enrollment in a public or private school.
  3. High school students who have not taken the ACT or SAT may enroll in NPC classes with the permission of college officials. High school students are subject to the course entry requirements in the Northland Pioneer College Catalog.
  4. Applicants only enrolling in Career & Technical Education courses are exempt from providing the required scores listed under number 1, a through d.

Admission of Students in Special Status

Applicants who are younger than high school age will only be admitted under the provisions set forth in the section Admission of Students Under 18 Years of Age, number 1, paragraph (a), (b), (c), or (d), or by special permission of the Vice President for Learning.

No applicant is automatically guaranteed admission to a specific degree program or to all courses offered by NPC.
NPC may limit the number of semester credit hours in which a student may enroll. Federal and Arizona laws, and the policies of the Navajo County Community College District Governing Board govern admission to NPC.

Admission Requirements

  • New Students

All students must be admitted to Northland Pioneer College to enroll in courses at the college. Admission may be made by fully completing all the required information on an Admissions Application Form. The student will then be admitted as part of the registration process. All applicants will be issued an official letter confirming their admission to NPC. The acceptance letter will contain very important information about decisions and deadlines.

  • Former and Continuing Students

Students should only be admitted once to Northland Pioneer College. All former and continuing students, however, should fully complete the biographical information on the Registration Form. Fully completing this form will insure that the college has a student's most recent personal and contact information.

  • Transfer Students

Degree-seeking transfer students should submit official copies of all previous college work to the Records & Registration Office. Students must include and complete the Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credits form. This form may be obtained from an academic adviser, or through the Records & Registration Office. Evaluated credits will aid advisement prior to enrolling in classes at NPC.

  • International Students

Northland Pioneer College meets all federal and state reporting guidelines governing admission of international students who enter the United States on F, J, or M visa type status. International students must meet college admission standards and certify other requirements before registering. International students should apply for admission to NPC at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the term they wish to attend. For questions concerning student rights and obligations, contact the United States Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services.

To request an International Student Admission Application packet, contact the Records & Registration Office at (928) 524-7459. Northland Pioneer College does not serve as legal advisor or representative in lieu of the United States Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services, and cannot be responsible for addressing requests for advice concerning government policy or government policy interpretation. Questions governing visa applications and Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements are to be directed to the appropriate governing entity.

  • Special Needs Students

Students requiring special accommodations may contact the Disability Resource & Access Coordinator, White Mountain Campus, Northland Pioneer College, P.O. Box 610, Holbrook, AZ, 86025, (800) 266-7845 ext. 6178, or for the Deaf Community only TDD Service is available at (928) 537-2030.